My name is Bobby Louden and I play guitar. I became a part of this band after the first show had been booked, and they needed a lead player. Never actually thought it would take me this far.
Your latest album, “WAR", dropped this past August! Congratulations on that! We know there was a lot both physically and emotionally that went into this project. How does a band on the verge of a collapse come out of that with such a killer album? What personally got each of you through it?
American Pit brings you a look into Rock band, Variants. Check out their latest EP, "Commonwealth" out now!
Could you tell us how each of you met? and in turn how the band formed?
We have all been involved in the local New Orleans scene formerly centered around The Cypress/High Ground venue since we were kids, and have been in various projects. We ended up meeting each other and found that we had similar musical interests, and started playing music together.
How would you describe your sound?
We usually describe ourselves as "melodic rock." Our influences are very diverse, so it's hard to pinpoint our sound, but we feel that's a fairly accurate description.
Your latest EP “Commonwealth” just dropped on October 23. What was the experience like for writing “Commonwealth”? Did a specific moment in one of your lives inspire any songs? Tell us about it.
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